radio as Orange
on July 7, 1920
Jackie Searl's first movie role was in Tom Sawyer, with Jackie Coogan and Mitzi Green. His shenanigans on the screen as "the snitching sissy" and "sandbox Attila" caused many critics of the day to marvel. He was adroit in his sense of timing and could steal a scene with such ease that many adult stars would refuse to play opposite him. Off stage, he was a clean-cut, almost shy boy. As an adult, he appeared in many movies and on TV. His last name is sometimes misspelled Searle. --Edited from Those Endearing Young Charms, by Marc Best.
The center photo above is of Robert Coogan, Jackie Searl, and Jackie Cooper in Sooky. Someone has mistakenly hand-lettered Skippy on it. Videos of Sooky and Skippy are very high on my want list!